Ethanol locks -jump on the bandwagon

http://ncp.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/12/10/0884533612468009.abstract

From Nutrition in Clinical Practice, published online before print, December 11, 2012, doi:10.1177/0884533612468009 (Thanks to Kipp Ellsworth for this link from his twitter feed):

“Our group of patients (n=14) showed a 73% reduction in CABSIs and a 77% reduction in catheter removal due to infection after ethanol lock therapy. In our patient population, weekly ethanol lock therapy for 2 hours is an effective technique to reduce CABSIs and catheter removal in long-term home PN patients.”

CABSIs =catheter-associated bloodstream infections

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